Queen Elizabeth II Vintage Jubilee Cushions

Posted on February 6, 2012 in Textiles

Today is the anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II and with this year being the Diamond Jubilee too I thought it would be a good time to show the vintage souvenir cushions I’ve made to celebrate all things Queeny.

I made this from an original 1953 linen tea towel which was in amazing condition. I’ve finished the back with a vintage uniform metal button with the Queen’s initials on to match part of the design on the front. (Now sold)

This stuffed cushion is also from the coronation in 1953 and is made from an original cotton souvenir handkerchief finished with royal blue cotton back and red pom pom trim. (Sold)

The Silver Jubilee in 1977 produced a plethora of wonderful commemorative souvenir designs, this one combining the Jubilee with a tourism plug for the UK using a London Bus and London Transport logos around the edge, the advert on the side of the bus says “Visit London”. (Sold)

Some of the most striking designs feature Union Jacks, here are a selection. The one above is my favourite. (Sold)

 
This 1977 cushion is available here.

This unusual design features Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace and I’ve finished this one with a Castle motif vintage uniform button in gold metal. Available here.

And these are the earlier cushions which have now gone on to find new homes. The suitcase photo shows some small cushions again made with original vintage souvenir hankies from the Coronation in 1953, it’s amazing how well they have kept (someone must have tucked them away safely!) I used a vintage ensign for the back of the red ones.

The first Jubilee cushion!

Happy Diamond Jubilee!!

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